Hawaiian delight: These 15 mighty independent Poke bowl restaurants will have you craving more

by Carrie Bradon | Jun. 28, 2018, 2:52pm |

The Hawaiian Poke is a newer concept that has taken off very quickly in the continental United States.

While raw fish is often portrayed in movies as something only shipwrecked survivors look to for a sustenance, almost every American knows that it is, when properly prepared, a delicacy that is hard to find an equal to. Fresh and cold, raw fish provides a powerful source of protein and plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are major contributors to overall health and well-being. 

Though raw fish is most well-known when found in sushi rolls, the Hawaiian Poke is a newer concept that has taken off very quickly in the continental United States, thanks to the generous portion of fresh fish and the accompanying flavors, such as sesame seeds, fresh vegetables and creamy sauces. 

If you're new to the idea of Poke bowls, or are looking for a new spot to enjoy one, here are 15 mighty independent restaurants that you will have no choice but to fall in love with. 

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Aloha Poke

131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 877-5336
You'll be saying "aloha" once you taste the delicious selections of fresh fish at this restaurant.

En Hakkore 2.0

1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 278-5959
Asian fusion and Poke are the specialties at this local joint.


79 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 868-0261
Pokéworks is a popular restaurant with brightly colored entrees every day.


4600 N. Magnolia Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 961-7624
You'll find that Pokiology has the creation of Poke down to a science.

Aloha Poke

843 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(872) 817-7300
Another excellent location for this restaurant that has mastered the Poke bowl.

Poke Burrito

4301 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
(847) 904-3600
You'll love the fusion of the concept of sushi and the ingredients of a Poke bowl . . . also the size of a Mexican burrito.

Poke Poké

118 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 631-3380
Poke Poké is a popular spot if you're in the mood for something nice and fresh.

Poke & Roll

555 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-7653
If you're going out with someone who prefers sushi, Poke & Roll can satisfy a variety of preferences.

Fusion Poke

845 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(872) 256-3229
Fusion Poke also offers a nice selection of coffee, tea and shaved ice.

Poke Bowl Co.

1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 202-6234
Poke Bowl Co.'s beautiful colors and wonderful textures are not to be missed.

High Tide Poke

203 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 265-1660
You'll fall in love with the lovely fresh ingredients always included in each bowl.

Kome Japanese Eatery

1303 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 929-4854
Though primarily a Japanese restaurant, you'll find plenty of Poke here.

Pizza & Poke

926 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-8052
Definitely not the normal combination that you would think of, but nonetheless you'll enjoy the price and quality at this restaurant.

65 Poke

174 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
(872) 529-3503
65 Poke is a smaller establishment, but you won't be disappointed by what they're dishing up.

Kimura Sushi

1422 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 846-6965
Sushi and poke are perfectly paired at this restaurant.

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